Obama can speak intelligently on any national topic. Palin has yet to do so whatsoever. If she can talk intelligently, she will be fine. Otherwise she'll be a laughing stock. So far there is no indication she can speak about national issues, because she hasn't yet.
Fair enough; we'll wait and see. Mayors and Governors typically lack experience in dealing with both national and international affairs, and legislators typically lack experience in general administration and law enforcement. However, if Palin does speak in an intelligent manner on those topics, all that really proves is that she can speak well.
Incorrect. Speech is how you communicate what you THINK. It shows more than speaking ability.